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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a father of 4 daughters, a high school basketball coach, a portfolio manager, a lover of Italian food, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a sixth -– and in some instances a seventh -- generation Mormon. My ancestors heard something that sparked their interest, studied it out on their own, and at some point converted. Then, they made the difficult choice to leave the countries of their birth and come to America to join with others that had the same beliefs. I admire them for their commitment and their strength and look forward to meeting them and thanking them in the future. When I was in high school my grandmother was shot and killed while doing missionary service in South Carolina. This caused me to reflect on my own personal beliefs and to make several important life decisions. A few years later I interrupted my college education and a basketball scholarship to do my own missionary service in Italy. Since that time I have married my best friend in the Washington D.C. temple, raised four beautiful daughters, and now am expecting a couple of grandsons. As much as I enjoy cooking and eating an Italian meal, or watching one of my basketball players reach one of their goals, it still doesn’t compare to the joy of being with my family. The whole idea of being with your family forever is the thing that keeps me moving forward every single day.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon for one simple reason. I have read the Book of Mormon and know it to be true. For me it all boils down to that.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is not a sometime thing or a Sunday thing; it is an all-the-time thing. At a very young age, Mormon children learn a song called, “I’m trying to be like Jesus.” Although I am far from being perfect, my daily goal is to try to live my life by the words in this song. My challenge and hope is that those that know me and don’t know Him, will want to know Him because they know me.